leisure 08.15.12

Newww.York & Hump Day


1.6 Billion Rides
Beautiful graphs and info presentation
based on MTA stats from last year.




Straphanger
A book by Taras Grescoe that looks at transit systems around the world, and makes a persuasive case for more transit, fewer cars.




Secret Staten Island
Does SI really have any secrets to keep?
Turns out, yes. And some to tell.




NOCD-NY
An organization that looks at Naturally Occurring Cultural Districts
and ways to support them.




Nathan Sawaya
Sawaya is a sculptor who uses LEGO pieces as his medium.
[via: What the Cool]




The LEGO Story
This video is an animated company history, of some genuine charm.




Strange Tales and Surprising Facts about Ancient Rome
An article drawing from the author's book A Cabinet of Roman Curiosities: Strange Tales and Surprising Facts
from the World's Greatest Empire



Bar10der
We wouldn't think of a camping trip without it.
[via Like Cool]




Troll Dolls
Dreamworks is banking on troll love that's been with us since the 1960s — a major animated feature is being developed for 2015.
Meanwhile, these images to tide you over.


Fourth Avenue, Brooklyn (from 2007)

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